A man has been charged in the death of the granddaughter of the Anson County sheriff, according to officials.
Roger Lee Rorie Jr. is being held in the Stanly County jail. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and obstruction of justice.
Shaundasia Smith, granddaughter of Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid, was fatally shot early Sunday morning.
Sources close to the investigation said Smith, 16, was shot at a friend’s house. Deputies have not confirmed that information.
More than 24 hours after Sunday morning’s shooting, detectives with the State Bureau of Investigation were back at the crime scene conducting interviews.
One neighbor, who didn’t want her name used, told WBTV that Smith “was always outgoing and like the life of the party. Always made you laugh.”
Investigators have not said what role Rorie is believed to have played in the death.
Rosa Conrad of Wadesboro knew Smith’s family.
“She was a good girl,” Conrad said. “So I’m very sad because it’s our children. We see our children going through this, and I have daughter and I constantly tell her to take it easy.”
When word spread across the school district, students took the news hard.
“Everybody knew her. Everybody was crying, and it shook a lot of people up,” one student at Anson County High said.
The SBI is assisting in the case “due to the serious circumstances of this incident and relationship of the victim to Sheriff Reid,” officials said in an email.
The SBI says the investigation is ongoing.